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In its delivery of new aircraft carriers, the MoD has sacrificed short term affordability for long term value for money, a decision that may also leave the UK with a reduced defence capability

Brown, Chris (2011) In its delivery of new aircraft carriers, the MoD has sacrificed short term affordability for long term value for money, a decision that may also leave the UK with a reduced defence capability. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Dec 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Like most other government departments, the Ministry of Defence has not been spared George Osborne’s axe, and plans to procure two new large aircraft carriers have been significantly affected. In light of a new government report on their construction, Chris Brown finds that we may be about to build carriers only to put them straight into mothballs, and that we may have traded short term savings for long term capabilities.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H56 - National Security and War
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 12:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39917/

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